World Affairs Dialogue

 Friday, August 17, 2018 
3:00pm-4:00pm

Each Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., the World Affairs Dialogue presents an opportunity for thoughtful discussion on breaking international events and ongoing world issues. The dialogue is held to promote further learning about world affairs and is not a political forum. Advance reading materials are suggested and attendees are encouraged to study the issue in advance and come prepared to participate in discussion with ideas, on-topic commentary and expertise.

This Friday, August 17, moderator Victoria Ashley will present a discussion of Corruptistan: international political corruption and crime.

Questions we will discuss include:

  • What countries are considered most corrupt?
  • What is the G20 and what does it do?
  • What international organizations coordinate global economic policy?
  • Can/should the victims of government corruption be compensated?

Additionally, we will discuss two countries, Nigeria and Uzbekistan, currently attempting to compensate citizen victims for the enormous theft of funds and resources they have suffered.

For background please read the Transparency International article: “Returning Nigerians’ Stolen Millions” found at: https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/returning_nigerians_stolen_millions

At the end of the article there is a short video entitled “Corruptistan: Returning Stolen Money to the Real Victims of Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan” that you may wish to watch.

For the list of which countries are most corrupt, read the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index at: https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/corruption_perceptions_index_2017

Wish to continue the Dialogue? As our Chautauqua season draws to a close, Cleveland/Northeast Ohio residents may be interested in forum-style events sponsored by The Cleveland Council on World Affairs. The Speaker Series has two tracks of programming, the Foreign Policy Forum and the Global Dialogue Forum. The Foreign Policy Forum includes think tank and academic experts, government officials and current/former diplomats in discussion on relevant and timely geopolitical topics ranging from foreign policy to world economics and current global issues. The Global Dialogue Forum addresses the most pressing social and humanitarian issues including refugee assistance, education and global food security. Check the CCWA calendar offerings here: http://www.ccwa.org/programs/speaker-series/

CCWA also offers career nights, citizen hosting opportunities and other events of interest to the international community. If you are not in the northeast Ohio area, check to see if there may be an affiliate Council on World Affairs or university in your city, offering similar programming.

Please join us in Chautauqua Hall this Friday at 3 p.m. If you would like to be added to our email distribution list or have suggestions or questions about the Dialogue, please contact the Education Department at education@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-4461 ext. 239.

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